Thursday, October 25, 2012

Microsoft Surface Critics: Come for Hardware, Tolerate Software - Businessweek [GigaOM]

I think the fundamental Surface RT issue is captured in Tim Cook's "toaster fridge" hypothesis -- tbd if a single software platform can effectively address the tablet ... PC continuum (or smartphone ... PC continuum, in the case of the Windows 8 product family)
"Microsoft gets a lot of good marks for its hardware, which includes a keyboard cover and kickstand, though many question the usability of Surface when placed on a lap. The bigger questions revolve around the Windows RT software, which is buggy and limited and isn’t able to run old, legacy Microsoft applications the way Windows 8 devices can. Surface Pro, which will run Windows 8, will make its debut in a few months and may get a better reception."
(Check the article link for some Surface review highlights.)

Microsoft Surface Critics: Come for Hardware, Tolerate Software - Businessweek
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